French provincial furniture is generally recognised as a term used to describe designs from provincial France during the 18th century. This tends to be simplified versions of Louis XV and XVI furniture being more affordable for those residing in provincial France. In recent years this design period regained popularity with reproduction French provincial furniture being manufactured in many countries.
The reproduction French provincial 3 seater settee our client wanted re-upholstered was made in the 1990’s in Vietnam. The timber was well machined and the frames were a snug fit however like most reproduction furniture made in Asia, it was of light construction and poor quality upholstery.
We stripped the existing upholstery and strengthened the frame. Then began the re-upholstery process by fitting superior quality elastic webbing and laminating premium cushioning to the inside arms and backs. After covering the seat and inside frame we lined and padded the outside backs and arms. The entire settee was then finished with twin piping detail. Finally new polyester encased premium cushion inserts were fabricated and filled into box piped seat cushion covers.
Our clients were ecstatic with their re-upholstered French provincial style settee and we trust they will enjoy it for many years into the future.